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Facial Exercise

‘Face’ is the index of mind which is indicative of your physical and mental health. Women share a deep psychological bond with ‘Beauty’. This bond has often compelled them to use chemical enhancements, which are not only expensive but also damaging to one’s skin, in the long run. Following a healthy lifestyle and practicing yoga will enhance your beauty naturally from inside which will eventually get manifested on your outside.

Facial yoga is a powerful mode to make your face younger by toning up facial muscles.  The increased blood flow, as a result of these facial movements, brings in a luminescent glow on your face. Each facial exercise listed below will give a chiseled look to your face along with a lot of internal benefits, which might not be evident immediately but the impact, of the same, can be felt in your daily living.

Jaw Drop

Step 1: Sit in a comfortable position with your spine in neutral position

Step 2: Stretch up the frontal part of your neck to get your chin facing the ceiling

Step 3: Frontal part of the neck is in a stretched position while  back part of your neck is in a kind of compressed position; shoulders are relaxed and should not be pulled up towards your ears

Step 4: Look at the ceiling, drop your lower jaw, start stretching your lower jaw from the root, first to the front and then up slowly & firmly up, so that ,the lower lip overlaps your upper lip. Hold for 10 seconds; drop it down and create as much gap as possible between your lips. Again repeat the same movement 10 times.

Step 5: To counter stretch, perform Jalandhar Band by lengthening the back of the neck and pressing the chin to the chest

Benefits

  • Helps in normalizing high blood pressure
  • Helps in cases of snoring, sleep apnea
  • Helps in case of respiratory problems
  • Helps deal with Snoring

 Facial Beauty

  • Jaw line – develops a beautiful jaw line
  • Neck – strengthens your neck, makes it long and shapely
  • Double Chin – Works on the central region of your neck specifically and helps shed the extra flabbiness from that area, thereby, toning out the double chin
  • Natural facial Massage– These movements increase the blood flow to your facial muscles thereby bringing natural glow to your face

Contraindication

Avoid in case of:

  • Vertigo
  • Throat pain
  • Neck Pain

Jaw Rotation

Step 1: Assume the position of Jaw Drop

Step 2: Rotate your lower jaw clockwise slowly; make as big a circle as possible; perform 10 rounds

Step 3: Rotate your lower jaw anti-clockwise; make is as big a circle as possible; perform 10 rounds

Step 4: Maintain the stretch throughout the  rotations

Step 5: Release and relax

Step 6: Perform Jalandhar Band by pressing your chin to the chest so that you can neutralize the stress on your neck

Benefits

  • Helps in normalizing high blood pressure
  • Helps in cases of snoring, sleep apnea
  • Helps in case of respiratory problems
  • Helps deal with Snoring

Facial Beauty

  • Jaw line – develops a beautiful jaw line
  • Neck – strengthens your neck, makes it long and shapely
  • Double Chin – Works on the lateral region of your neck specifically and helps shed the extra flabbiness from that area, thereby, toning out the double chin
  • Natural facial Massage– These movements increase the blood flow to your facial muscles thereby brings a natural glow to your face

Contraindication

Avoid in case of:

  • Vertigo
  • Throat pain
  • Neck Pain

“Along with Jaw Drop and Jaw Rotation, it is important to combine Jiva Mudra and Simha Mudra“.

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